Beautybitch: Charlotte Tilbury
This week in my office we’re gearing up for a super exciting fashion event, in the form of the MaxMara collection, which arrives into Belfast City Hall next Friday 10 March direct from Milan Fashion Week. I am ecstatic to have been asked to help produce this show which saw models Gigi and Bella Hadid saunter down the runway back in Milan.
We have a fantastic team of hair geniuses coming along from BaByliss UK and fronted by one of Europe’s top session stylists Richard Philippart, but my own personal coup was chasing the team at Charlotte Tilbury to secure this iconic make up brand and bring her team on board for the show. I’m delighted that they will also welcome local artists Paddy McGurgan and Rebecca Bryson on to the show team – a nice wee bit of local input into what has become an international event. So, in honour of our show next week this week’s column and blog takes a look at the Charlotte Tilbury brand – and my faves in particular. Read on, readers…
Charlotte Tilbury’s success has been utterly ground-breaking within the beauty and make up industry, compressing the power of many make-up products into an ‘all you need’ collection.
From the moment Charlotte Tilbury landed in Belfast’s House of Fraser at the end of last year, I for one have been taking full advantage of its presence. As a result, my make-up routine has become considerably easier and practical when I’m out and about – just as CT’s uncompromising selection intended.
EASY TO CHOOSE, EASY TO USE and IRRESISTIBLE is exactly what Charlotte preaches in her pursuit of her make-up revolution and, in my experience, her products are certainly a credit to this ethos. In the spirit of the make-up revolution, led by this super fabulous female Charlotte, I wanted to share with you all my top 5 CT picks for the season ahead!
Magic Foundation, 3 Fair, £30.00
This foundation truly is a miracle in a bottle. It’s beautifully weightless and super charged with hydrating vitamin C which means it glides effortlessly onto your skin without caking – and yet it still provides all the coverage a girl needs to feel fabulous. Not only that, but this little gem is collagen-boosting. This allows it to work on reducing the signs of ageing whilst you enjoy flawless, hydrated, airbrushed skin!
FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW, Light to Medium, £49.00
For that quick, but beautifully defined sun-kissed and contoured look, this palette is the answer to your prayers. A quick sweep of the ‘sculpt’ powder just under the cheekbones, and a dab of highlight across the forehead and down the bridge of the nose to maximise your assets, and you’re good to go. The fabulous-ness of facial framework is all an illusion – and this is the ultimate tool!
The Lash Formation Day to Night Duo, £45.00
This duo is the perfect addition to your handbag to go from daytime to diva, quite literally with the flick of a wand. The ‘Full Fat Lashes’ mascara creates lengthened, defined and subtlely curled lashes – perfect for a pretty and preened day time look. When day turns to night and you’re rushing out the office for drinks with the girls, 3 sweeps of ‘Legendary Lashes’ is all you need to create instant mega-volume with no clumping and no cracking!
Lip lustre, in Sweet Stiletto
A little gloss goes a long way in creating youthful, full-looking lips…and THIS gloss goes the WHOLE way. The creamy-vinyl texture is enriched with Lotus flower extract which protects, hydrates and soothes lips for that perfect lacquer sheen. My favourite colour is ‘Sweet Stiletto’, a nude shade that’s ‘oh so glamourous’ for both day and night as it enhances the natural colour and definition of the lips. Most importantly, from the morning school run to afternoon meetings…the colour lasts!
Wonderglow Face Primer, £38.50
FACT: ‘The secret to flawless looking make-up lies in the preparation’ and the ‘Wonderglow’ Face Primer does all the work for you in a few sweeps. It turns dull, dehydrated skin into dazzling, dewy skin in a matter of seconds. The clever combination Core Light Diffusers, Ceramic Microspheres and Bio-Nymph Peptide Complex creates a lightweight film to seal in moisture and create the perfect base for super-smooth make up application.
To get your hands on some of the last tickets for the Max Mara event, which cost £35, click here.